ALTERNATELY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALTERNATELY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
alternately
 ad.  one after another; succeeding by turns
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  During the first months Ethan alternately burned with the desire to see Mattie defy her and trembled with fear of the result.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  She wished alternately that she had worn a spinsterish high-necked dress, and that she had dared to shock them with a violent brick-red scarf which she had bought in Chicago.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  She alternately raged and flinched at the superiority of the merchants.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  She alternately considered ways of leaving Kennicott, and remembered his virtues, pitied his bewilderment in face of the subtle corroding sicknesses which he could not dose nor cut out.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  He awoke before they set out; all the way home he alternately slept and tried to make love to her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
6  The manner in which the Bishop describes it, as alternately rising and sinking, with some other particulars he narrates, in all this the two correspond.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
7  But, as time, and debasing influences, and despair, hardened womanhood within her, and waked the fires of fiercer passions, she had become in a measure his mistress, and he alternately tyrannized over and dreaded her.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
8  Even the Duchess sneezed occasionally; and as for the baby, it was sneezing and howling alternately without a moment's pause.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI. Pig and Pepper
9  Mary alternately cried and slept through the hours.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
10  As the police minister related this to the king, Villefort, who looked as if his very life hung on the speaker's lips, turned alternately red and pale.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
11  "And I am still mourning her loss," exclaimed the major, drawing from his pocket a checked handkerchief, and alternately wiping first the left and then the right eye.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
12  As he thought thus, he looked alternately at the window with red curtains and the three windows with white curtains.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
13  She spent whole hours at the pianoforte alternately singing and crying; her voice often totally suspended by her tears.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
14  Elinor was alternately diverted and pained; but Marianne persevered, and saw every night in the brightness of the fire, and every morning in the appearance of the atmosphere, the certain symptoms of approaching frost.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
15  Thus I made the second discovery on that first occasion, that the nurture of the little Pockets consisted of alternately tumbling up and lying down.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
Example Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
16  Many support the former alternative, but personally I favour the latter.
17  Group counselling is used as an alternative idea to punishment.
18  The magazine likes to publish articles with alternative viewpoints.
19  The subject of alternative medical care for older people has been entirely unexplored.
20  It may be necessary to make alternative arrangements.
21  Some alternative treatments may prove highly beneficial.
22  His Republican challengers, if they want to be successful, need to offer a better alternative.
23  Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes.
24  The opposition parties have so far failed to set out an alternative strategy.
25  Some people say schools need to teach tolerance of alternative lifestyles.
26  Electron Instruments believed its desktop SEM was vastly superior to the next best alternative from a Japanese competitor.
27  Heart surgeons use PRP to strengthen tissues in bypass operations, and some plastic surgeons and dermatologists use it as an alternative to facial fillers.
28  Through the media of myth and her beautiful painting, Saj offers us alternative ways of thinking about such cosmic issues.
29  Some patients seek alternative solutions to long-term narcotic painkillers.
30  Those sneaky lawyers misrepresented what occurred, made up all sorts of implausible alternative scenarios to confuse the jurors, and in general depended on chicanery to win the case.